So, keeping with my tradition of being the last person on the planet to play good games, I picked up Final Fantasy Anthology for $10. Of couse, FFVI is the good game of the two on that two-game set.
However, I'm playing FFV first, since this is just something to do while pedalling on an exercise bike. Perfect for that.
Why doesn't Captain Faris have a fan following? I guess the rest of the game is so short on characterization and plot that it's mostly for game mechanics fans, but this character needs more love.
I think Faris was reborn as Lightning Farron. A pity the fake pirate accent disappeared.
Also, Galuf is clearly Captain Basch after getting bashed on the head with a rock.
I'm only partway through the game -- I need to head off to Crescent Island to collect my next plot coupon -- but it's a fun diversion.
I'll play VI when I'm finished so I can finally enjoy the game which so many of my Old School Gamer friends seem to recommend.